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University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East Guelph, Ontario Guelph View map
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You're not a number, you're a Gryphon.

No matter where you're from, once you've enrolled at the University of Guelph, you're a Gryphon. That means you're part of a network of fellow Gryphons who will set you up with everything you need to be a success - in your degree, in your career, and in the rest of your life.

Our reputation? Excellent. Our academics? First-rate - with professors who actually want to get to know you. Our professional connections? Unparalleled. We offer hundreds of opportunities to put your skills to practice in the field and to meet the right people. And our atmosphere? Like being a part of a community you make complete. So come and experience Guelph. We've been waiting for you.

The University of Guelph is based in Guelph, one of Ontario's fastest growing and best run cities. With over 133,000 living here, you'll get the vibe of a major community and the welcome of a smaller town. The architecture is rich, the downtown core is vibrant, the legacy and cultural diversity are strong, and the community and campus are interconnected. Guelph is:

  • Is rated as one of the 10 best places to live in Canada
  • Located in the heart of the Innovation Corridor that stretched from Toronto to the Waterloo Region
  • Called the City of Music; it's recognized for its indie music scene, and home to the renowned Hillside Festival and the Guelph Jazz Festival

The University of Guelph’s campus features exciting resources and facilities, including its Summerlee Science Complex, which is North America’s largest science teaching and research facility. Serving 150 faculty members and 4,500 students, it offers research and computer labs and a 12,000 square foot atrium. Engineering students can also enjoy a recently completed expansion to the Thornborough Building that has created more space for labs, shop space, design studios and a unique rooftop area for sustainability research.

Elsewhere on campus, the newly renovated MacDonald Hall for the College of Business and Economics boasts multiple student break-out rooms, open concept meeting spaces and multimedia focused classrooms that promote collaboration and teamwork.

Points of Pride:

  • One of Canada's top comprehensive universities (Maclean's, 2017)
  • Top marks for Student Experience (Maclean's, 2017)
  • $146 million in annual research funding (we attract more money than any other university in Canada without a medical school)
  • $23 million awarded to 7,950 students in 2017/2018
  • One of the highest % of female STEM students nationally
  • 90.15% employment rate within 6 months of graduation (CUDO, 2015)
  • Over 90% of students entering 1st year return for their second year at U of G 

International scholarships worth up to US$8,500 are available on the basis of academic merit and need. Apply online here by March 1, 2019.

Follow the University of Guelph, Admission Services on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat (@UofGAdmission).

You're not alone when you're a Gryphon. 

Guelph's support for students is legendary and quantifiable. The University of Guelph is recognized as a Canadian leader in student experience. We will greet you and your family when you arrive, help you get settled, and continue to support you throughout your time as a U of G student. 

Clubs, Organizations and Student Government:

  • Clubs + Organizations: over 200+ clubs span cultural and religious interests, media and performing arts, sports, academics and community service - there's something here for everyone. 
  • Community Involvement: when you want to mentor youth in an after-school program or support other students on campus, whether you are seeking an opportunity on your own or with other students, we will help you find experiences that are right for you based on your skills, interests, availability and learning goals. 
  • Gryphon Athletics: state-of-the-art facilities. Every team and sport under the sun. When it comes to athletics, Guelph has it all.

START International is a three-day orientation program for international students that features info sessions, resources to aid your transition, shopping trips, welcome dinner, parent/family orientation, and unique opportunity to make meaningful connections during the transition to U of G and to begin getting settled into your new home.

Programs available

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College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 21,170


International students - 1,915


Total faculty staff - 1,081


Total students - 21,170


International students - 1,915


Total faculty staff - 1,081



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